Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Google over possible antitrust violations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the initiative’s leader, announced Monday.
The news confirms reports last week about the bipartisan investigation into Google’s practices. The bipartisan probe includes attorneys general from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. California and Alabama are not involved in the probe, Paxton said at a press conference.
At the press conference Monday announcing the probe, attorneys general emphasized Google’s dominance in the ad market and use of consumer data. The investigation will take place as Facebook faces its own antitrust probe led by New York Attorney General Letitia James with attorneys general from seven states plus the District of Columbia